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    Senior Member All-Star Shane Wahl's Avatar
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    To hell with it all. Here's to hoping for a Gibson-Harden 1-2 punch for the last half of the season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by williepbananas View Post
    Did anyone else notice that the article says Harden pitched for Toronto in 2008? Pretty sure that didn't happen (Somebody misread "TOT" on Baseball Reference?)
    That's funny. It is done by the Pioneer Press...

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Bonnes View Post
    Lord, help me, but I'm going to get sucked in by this. I'm going to believe. I can feel the stomach punch already.
    "Buyer beware" John. Here's a quote yesterday from Gardenhire:

    ''We got a long way to go,'' manager Ron Gardenhire said. ''We're going to get him to where he can do everything. Right now, he needs a few days. He's feeling great and we want to keep it that way. A real slow process here with him.''
    http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/m...surgery-021913
    Last edited by East Coast Twin; 02-20-2013 at 06:01 AM.

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    Put me in, coach! I feel great!

    full-body-cast.jpg

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    thanks for a morning chuckle Brock

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brock Beauchamp View Post
    Put me in, coach! I feel great!
    This comes to mind...
    arles-and-legless-knight.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by FrodaddyG View Post
    If Harden is both good and healthy by the deadline, it may be tough getting a deal done, what with the four hoursemen running roughshod over the world and all.
    That's fantastic!

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    Quote Originally Posted by edavis0308 View Post
    This comes to mind...
    arles-and-legless-knight.jpg
    Makes one wonder if the Black Knight was employed by the Twins medical staff at one time.

    Dr.Black Knight : 'Tis but a scratch.

    Twins Pitcher : My arm's off.

    Dr.Black Knight : No it isn't.
    There isn't enough defense on the planet to justify giving 500+ PA to a guy who can barely OPS .600.

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    Maybe more fun than any other article this year.
    Note:
    John Bonnes - stomach punch
    FrodaddyG - four horsemen
    williepbananas - pointing out that someone misread TOT (total) for Toronto
    edavis0308 - Black Knight
    etc.

    I love this place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shane Wahl View Post
    To hell with it all. Here's to hoping for a Gibson-Harden 1-2 punch for the last half of the season.
    How about a Gibson-Harden-Worley for 1-2-3 punch?

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    Googling "Rich Harden Best I've Felt in Years" turns up a lot of results. Here's one from 2010-


    http://seattletimes.com/html/sports/...ersharden.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boom Boom View Post
    Googling "Rich Harden Best I've Felt in Years" turns up a lot of results. Here's one from 2010-


    http://seattletimes.com/html/sports/...ersharden.html
    thanks for bringing us back to reality.

    I really hope we don't even try this guy as a starter. He has never pitched 100 innings. If he could throw 40 innings out of the pen with a sub 3.00 ERA I would be thrilled. He has the stuff, just need to keep him on the mound.

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    Quote Originally Posted by minn55441 View Post
    I really hope we don't even try this guy as a starter. He has never pitched 100 innings.
    Yes, he has. He really, really has. Much like the writer's "typo" in the Correia article yesterday, there's plenty of reason to doubt the pitcher in question without gussying up the case against him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FrodaddyG View Post
    Yes, he has. He really, really has. Much like the writer's "typo" in the Correia article yesterday, there's plenty of reason to doubt the pitcher in question without gussying up the case against him.
    I'm gonna guess maybe he meant 200 and just had the typo...just a guess. He hasn't, however, had even 190 MLB innings in one season. The most he's ever had was slightly less than that...and that was nine seasons ago. The second most he had was 148, and that was five seasons ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edavis0308 View Post
    This comes to mind...
    arles-and-legless-knight.jpg
    Is that Zumaya after his elbow blew up? "Merely a flesh wound".

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    Even a hundred innings of a healthy Harden is a good thing, guys.

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    The idea of trading Harden at the deadline is an interesting one, and I'm guilty of overlooking it.

    One of the things I don't like about the Twins signings this winter is that they have these guys with health issues, but don't have any option years on them. But both Pelfrey and Harden could conceivably be flipped at the deadline. Not for anything special, but maybe a AA guy who looks like he's going to develop into a serviceable shortstop, or a AA pitcher that might be a mid-rotation starter or a power bullpen arm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Bonnes View Post
    The idea of trading Harden at the deadline is an interesting one, and I'm guilty of overlooking it.

    One of the things I don't like about the Twins signings this winter is that they have these guys with health issues, but don't have any option years on them. But both Pelfrey and Harden could conceivably be flipped at the deadline. Not for anything special, but maybe a AA guy who looks like he's going to develop into a serviceable shortstop, or a AA pitcher that might be a mid-rotation starter or a power bullpen arm.
    Isn't Pelfrey the only signing that this applies? And if he is good and healthy midseason I would guess an extension would be more likely than a trade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brock Beauchamp View Post
    Put me in, coach! I feel great!

    full-body-cast.jpg
    Joel Zumaya!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PseudoSABR View Post
    Even a hundred innings of a healthy Harden is a good thing, guys.
    Too much to hope for from a guy who has never pitched 2 innings in a season in the major leagues.

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